The sockeye salmon of Alaska's Bristol Bay feed millions of people each year. They support the livelihoods of independent fishermen like Chris Nicholson and drive an industry that takes in $500 million a year and employs 14,000 people. And now its continued existence is being threatened.
Bristol Bay is the proposed site of a gold and copper mine that, according to the EPA, would wipe out acres of the wetlands the sockeye salmon call home and destroy dozens of miles of streams. To raise awareness and celebrate the tradition of sustainably fishing this exceptional food source, Farm 255 is partnering with Chefs Collaborative and Trout Unlimited to host a Savor Bristol Bay dinner on August 1 at 6.30pm. The four-course menu will feature Bristol Bay sockeye salmon, caught by small-scale family fishermen. Supper will be $59 per person, with the option of adding wine pairings for $25. We will donate 20% of the proceeds to Bristol Bay preservation efforts.
Sea To Table, which ships sustainable fish to restaurants around the country, has been our preferred seafood provider since we opened 7 years ago. Founder and owner Michael Dimin says of Bristol Bay, "The future of our family business relies on the health and productivity of our nation's wild fisheries, like Bristol Bay. We all share responsibility in making sure that our last great fisheries are protected for future generations."
Join in the effort by reserving your spot for our Savor Bristol Bay dinner today. Reserve a table online or call 706.549.4660. More info to come in the coming weeks...